Orange-Walnut Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange ring
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Stir in vanilla, orange rind and lemon rind. Add flour and salt blending well.

Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls; coat with unbeaten egg white, and roll in walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on well greased cookie sheets; press to flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: 4 dozen.


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